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    NIOSH recounts progress on nanotechnology

    November 14, 2012

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    Washington – NIOSH recently issued a progress report (.pdf file) from its Nanotechnology Research Center describing the center’s projects from its establishment in 2004 through 2011. Achievements include:

    • Developing guidance for nanotoxicology studies
    • Identifying pulmonary and cardiovascular hazards of certain carbon nanotubes in animals
    • Conducting more than 40 field assessments in nanomaterial manufacturer and user facilities
    • Publishing a framework for conducting workplace emissions testing
    • Developing recommended exposure limits for titanium dioxide and carbon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers
    • Identifying necessary research to ensure the health of workers handling nanomaterials
    • Showing how responsible nanotechnology development and worker safety and health can be achieved

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